Home creaking

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am lying in bed listening to the noises my house makes in the morning as the temperature warms up. I don't think it makes noises at night as it cools down (though I know some houses do).

    So does your home creak or make other noises or is it the silent type?
     
  2. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

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    my house makes spooky noises all the time. like the heating system sounds like whispery-moaning
     
  3. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Our black front door pops and creaks like a giant packet of Pop Rocks, every day about 3pm when the sun hits it.
     
  4. Sam_I_Am

    Sam_I_Am Captain Captain

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    My house creaks a lot even though it's quite modern. The pipes also make random noises in the middle of the night. Not enough to wake one up, but enough to quicken one's heart.
     
  5. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I live in a fairly new apartment building. Occasionally the plumbing makes pulsating sounds, as if it's breathing. :eek:

    Of course, it's normal for older buildings to make creaking and groaning sounds, just like old cars and old people. :)
     
  6. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

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    Oh yes, our home creaks and pops. Considering the temperatures here can very from -30C to +30C (winter/summer)we go through some pretty good expanding and contracting.
     
  7. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Savage Mod Moderator

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    The apartment I live in creaks quite a bit in strong winds. It was very noisy when Sandy blew through.
     
  8. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When I lived in Brooklyn, the apartment's radiator system would randomly hiss, pop, crack and clang throughout the whole winter.

    Scared the piss out of the cats, too.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You sure it's not talking dirty to the plumbing? :lol:
     
  10. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The possums are back and screaming, hissing, fighting and mating in my walls.

    De-possuming the place lasted all of 2 years.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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  12. Sakrysta

    Sakrysta Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My house is 100+ years old. I'm sure it makes noises, but most of the time I don't even notice. I do like when the wind is right and I can hear the freight trains going through at night. Used to be able to hear the bugle at the old Navy School too, but alas it is no longer there. I miss it. :(
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The only time my house makes noise is when it rains, then the drops fall on the window outside my bedroom door VERY loudly. :scream:
     
  14. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Please, I have a metal roof. You can't even hear the tv during heavy rain :lol: